"A Week in Mercy Falls" to debut in Monticello

The Monticello Theatre Association will present an original play written by local Champaign actress and author Jennifer Goran.

“A Week in Mercy Falls” will make its stage debut at the Phoenix Theater, 1406 N Market St, Monticello at 7:30 p.m. on June 4, 10 and 11, and at 2:30 p.m. June 5 and 12

Second story addition to MHS being researched

Determining whether the 1966 portion of Monticello High School could support a second story will be the next step in determining the direction of potential facilities upgrades at the school.

Running out of space on military recognition signs

The 60 spots on the Monticello military recognition signs that greet those driving into town have filled up quickly. The four signs were erected in 2012 with a total of 44 plaques in place.

Grant sought for trail improvements

The City of Monticello will apply for a state grant to help fund recreation trail improvements.

Dahl resigns from school board

Monticello is looking for a new school board member with the resignation of 13-year board member and current president Jim Dahl, who will step down June 30.

Eades honored by cemetery board

Monticello Township Cemetery groundskeeper Rick Eades of Monticello was honored for 21 years on the job by the Monticello Township Cemetery Board of Trustees on Wednesday, May 11.

Bement Hall of Fame recipients announced

Wayne Foran and the late William Ayers will be inducted into the Bement High School Hall of Fame this fall. The Bement school board on May 11 approved the nominations.

Ayers (BHS Class of 1970) and Foran (BHS Class of 1943), will be honored during homecoming festivities Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 in Bement.

Piatt County Memorial Day services

Dates for Memorial Day services have been announced, and include the following:

County Fair shortened to four days

Planning for the 2016 Piatt County Fair has been underway since last year’s fair. Many changes are taking place this year.

Bement board looks over proposed handbook changes

Several handbook changes were reviewed at the Bement school board meeting May 11. Most of them revolve around state changes in discipline policies, but the district is also proposing local alterations ranging from tighter dress codes to the simple addition of the school song lyrics in the handbooks.

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